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Artist: GRUDZIEN, PETER
Title: The Unicorn
Format: CD
Label: Parallel World
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Repressed. Reissue of a very rare 1974 private press country-religious-overtly-gay real person extravaganza. One of Paul Majors all time top-ten personal faves. With 6 newer tracks not found on the original LP."
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Artist: NICODEMUS
Title: The Strange Saga of Henryetta Flagetta
Format: LP
Label: Parallel World
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
Original sealed copies of NICODEMUS' 1984 recordings released in the mid 90s by Paul Major and Mike Ascherman on Parallel World. 500 pressed on red vinyl.

"..mysterious underground US freak who creates a bizarre mixture of electric and acoustic psych weirdness. Incredibly diverse styles are used by Nicodemus as he creates garage psych symphonies that overlay insightful and damaged lyrics." -Freak Emporium.

"Nicodemus has produced a body of work over his more than 30-year career that is stunning in its breadth and shocking in its level of accomplishment, yet is so underexposed that many have never heard of a man whose best music is easily on a par or better than the work of auteurs ranging from Lou Reed to Neil Young to John Lennon to Brian Wilson to Bruce Springsteen. Perhaps its too much to ask that the terminally clueless Rolling Stone Record Guide have caught on, but St. Nic has been consistently overlooked even by self-proclaimed underground guides like The Trouser Press Record Guide or Unknown Legends Of Rock. Excepting a brief blurb in Jello Biafras section of the RE/Search book Incredibly Strange Music, Vol. 2 and an error-riddled article in Motorbooty magazine, precious few signposts point the music consumer towards Nicodemus work. Given that the world of music journalism is prone to hyperbole, many may choose to doubt my words, but the proof is in the music: a couple of listens to amazing songs like "Sometimes I Cant Sleep", "They Whisper Here", "One Way", or "When The Daylight Fades To Nothing" should convince even the most skeptical that Nicodemus music deserves to be considered among the most creative musical art of the last thirty years. Equally as astonishing as his work is the story of the man himself; his entry into the music business almost came in his pre-teen years when Motown chief Berry Gordy almost signed his group, the Jim Harlem Trio. "We were around 11 or 12 years old, but we were doing blues and stuff like that. Fortune Records hooked us up with a guy named Bob Moss, who was some kind of big recording deal back then. He recorded us and got the tape to Berry, and he was interested in putting our work out seeing that we were young. He was branching out, and we would have been the first white people signed to that label, but my stepfather, that particular stepfather at that time, who opted to be our manager, also opted to run off with the tapes when he caught my mother and her third husband together. So he punished us all by doing that." Later Nicodemus became part of the outlaw motorcycle club Satans Last Revenge, eventually becoming its president. While an important part of his life, Nicodemus doesnt want it overemphasized in overzealous attempts to create a cartoon image of his life. "Im very against becoming a caricature of myself. Thats where I say that you have to not take yourself too seriously in life. Especially with some of the things that are said about me, cause I read some of these writings and its like Biker Of The Apocalypse? Come on…whoever wrote that was someplace else."
As Nicodemus began to create his first records, he quickly realized that despite his childhood chance at getting into Hitsville, his adult work was less likely to find acceptance with the industry. He thus created Zedikiah Records and self-released his albums under this imprint, years before the punk underground would claim to have originated the DIY ethos. "When I was [getting started] there was nobody to get any input from, nobody to get any ideas from. I just knew that Id had enough of being auditioned by record companies and being told that I cant do it this way. And I knew that I had to do it the way that I felt it, and that was whether or not I wanted to go la la-la, la-la-la-la la la on Spacechild Squall and end it off-key and not have somebody coming in, Oh, no, you gotta do that over, and me try to explain to them why its off key, man, cause the song, if you, you know…Its called human emotion--its not a mistake, buddy, its supposed to be there!"- Aaron Poehler.

Artist: NICODEMUS & MATCHEZ
Title: A Light In the Dark
Format: CD
Label: Parallel World
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Nicodemus, Detroits web-spinning madman of wisdom and space, is a subcultural Renaissance Man. He and his brother Matchez have recorded, singularly and collectively, over 50 albums for Zedikiah Records, the record label Nicodemus started in 1970. He has published 14 books of poetry, prose and fiction. He has sired three sons by as many wives and presided over the infamous Satans Last Revenge Motor Club. He studied for 11 years the healing ways of the Mescalero Apache and is known as Whitecrow in Native American circles, proudly displaying the symbol of a healer over his left eye. He is a surrealist painter of some renown who signs his work Chongo. Nicodemus and Matchezs recordings have long been held sacred by a worldwide cult of fanatics of esoteric music. Their sounds are eclectic, ranging from future folk to heavy rock and even acid house... Jello Biafra said about Nicodemus in Incredibly Strange Music: My runaway favorite space-folk artist... an instantly recognizable voice thatll send chills down your spine." - Parallel World.

Artist: TRIMBLE, BOBB
Title: Jupiter Transmission
Format: CD
Label: Parallel World
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Bobb made a couple of weird psych-folk LPs at the dawn of the 80s that mixed Jandek-like visual obliqueness with a fragile, damaged, light-carousing psych that melted down a lot of psych dealers for years. This CD rescues the "best" of the 2 LPs, with restored master tape sound, nice booklet with lyrics, etc."
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Artist: V/A
Title: Cambodian Rocks
Format: CD
Label: Parallel World
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
Sealed copies of this 2000 release. "In 1996, the Parallel World label released the LP "Cambodian Rocks", a collection of Cambodian psych and garage music from the 60s and early 70s (probably), compiled by an American tourist named Paul Wheeler from some cassettes he bought in Phnom Penh. No information on the songs was provided at all, no artist names, no song titles, and no recording dates. Four years later, Parallel World reissued this compilation on CD with a few extra tracks, but still without any identifying information. Unfortunately, it is more than likely that many of the featured musicians, showing a definite Western influence in their music, were murdered by the Khmer Rouge regime which took over power in 1975. Certainly none of them ever received any money from the sales of this compilation. However, the music is wonderful, and here it is for your enjoyment." - WFMU..

Artist: V/A
Title: Parallel World
Format: Cass
Label: Parallel World
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Rare 90s label sampler with Jeff Saphin, Wyld Olde Souls, Halfbreeds, Nicodemus & Matchez, Bobb Trimble, and Peter Grudzien.
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Artist: V/A
Title: World Of Acid
Format: LP
Label: Parallel World
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
Sealed copies of this 1997 comp. "Gathering several of the rarest and finest unsung garage and psychedelic rock songs of the 1960s, it takes in bands from all over the U.S. as well as Canada, Belgium, Spain and elsewhere. Artists include: Pretty, Raw Meat, Cerebrum, Gold, Shy Guys, The Living End, Unknown, Purple Canteen, Groundspeed, Graffiti, The Village S.T.O.P. and Johnny Thompson Quintet."

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